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Industrial Strategy – a Manufacturing Ambition

Ten years ago, Make UK (then EEF) set out its case for an Industrial Strategy. Since then, we have seen six versions of an Industrial Strategy but today we find ourselves without one.

With talk of industrial strategies circling again in Westminster, now is a perfect time for the manufacturing sector to urge the government to consider what must comprise such a strategy.

Every other major economy, from Germany to the US and to Singapore, has a long-term national manufacturing plan – underlying the importance of an industrial base to the success of its wider economy. The UK is the only country not to have one. To tackle our regional inequality and compete on a global stage, a national, modern, robust, and ambitious industrial strategy is required.

Make UK will launch a report detailing a long-term vision for UK manufacturing; Industrial Strategy – A Manufacturing Ambition and answer the question: What is the long-term vision for an industrial strategy for UK manufacturing?


  • The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, former Secretary of State, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Oliver Shah, The Sunday Times (Chair)
  • Andy Haldane, CEO of the Royal Society of Arts and Chair of AMRC
  • Giles Wilkes, Institute for Government
  • Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR
  • Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Science and Technology (invited)
  • Stephen Phipson, CEO of Make UK

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